Rachel Lyons





Aerospace engineering student seeking internship position to gain challenging, meaningful experience.

University of Miami – Coral Gables, FL
December 2017
Bachelors of Science Aerospace Engineering, Economics Minor, GPA 3.35

Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition 
Aerodynamics Team Leader
• Optimizing aerodynamics and minimizing structural weight to reach goal of 30,000ft apogee with solid rocket propulsion system

Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition, NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium 
• Rocket reached 3,000ft altitude, placing 3rd in the competition
• Design and assembly of body to optimize aerodynamics and gain experience machining
• Organized team-wide notebook, working closely with all sub-teams to stay updated on progress

RockOn! Workshop, NASA Colorado Space Grant Consortium 
June 2016
• Built a sounding rocket payload in a team of 3 to be launched ~73 miles at the closing of the workshop
• Collected scientific data using assembled microcontroller system based on Arduino

Work Experience
BluShift Aerospace, Boxborough, MA 
Research Intern Engineer
November 2015-June 2016
• Research on aerodynamic characteristics of supersonic bodies to assist in fuselage design
• Weekly meetings give exposure to a broad range of engineering disciplines and diverse teammates

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, Scottsdale, AZ 
Marketing Intern 
December 2014-January 2015
• Provided support for marketing team leading up to and during car auction by overseeing arrangements of automobiles and working with costumers and clients

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, University of Miami
President, Project Manager 
• Began year with goal of expanded membership base across disciplines by sharing passion for space
• Effectively communicating ideas and solutions with E-board to best serve membership while overseeing the Robotic Mining Competition team’s progress through checkpoints and deadlines
• Organized space industry speakers at NASA KSC to expose students to professional applications

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Miami
Secretary 2016-Present
• Keeping records for multiple subgroups and projects, including Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, Design Build Fly!, and Exoplanet Hunting Society

Yuri’s Night
Director of Planetary Engagements
• Contact for students, coordinating outreach at various conferences

Software: Advanced excel, Proficient MATLAB and Solidworks
Computer Programing: Proficient C++ and Python
Languages: Basic Spanish
Other: Rescue SCUBA Diver, Red Cross Lifeguard, Skip Barber High Performance Driving School Graduate